Tag Archives: Cork

Damn jazzers.

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (2018)

Related: In Pictures: ‘Day of the Dead’ parade opens Cork Jazz Festival (The Irish Examiner)

This morning.

Alan Healy, in the Evening Echo, in Cork, reports that a man and a woman were separately convicted for animal welfare offences last week.

The woman was fined €100, while the man was fined €200 and ordered to give the ISPCA an additional €200.

Mr Healy reported:

On January 17, ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan visited the woman’s property in response to a call to the ISPCA Helpline.

She seized a collie pup, approximately five months old, tied to an oil tank with no shelter [pictured above]…A vet later described the pup as “severely underweight”.

Two Cork people convicted in animal welfare cases (Evening Echo)

In Cork.

This afternoon.

President Michael D Higgins responds to journalists asking him about the homeless crisis.

Earlier: Ship Happens

Thanks John

This morning.

At the offices of Abtran in Mahon, Cork.

Staff were evacuated after two members of staff working in the mail receiving centre of the offices sustained “symptoms of skin irritation” – after “suspected hazardous material” was reportedly sent to the centre.

Staff have since returned to the building and Abtran has released a statement saying “nothing suspect has been found”.

Latest: ‘Nothing suspicious found’ after Abtran employees in Cork evacuated following mail incident (Denise O’Donoghue, Irish Examiner)

Pic: Fiona Corcoran



This afternoon.

At Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork city.

Football fans begin to gather for the Liam Miller tribute match which kicks off at 3pm.

Pics:  Mick Ring



Previously: Playing For Liam


Frank Crowley?

Previously: A Modest Vacant Housing Proposal

Computer-generated image of newly built Amnis House student accommodation on Western Road in Cork city

Next Thursday.

At 11am, in Cork city.

Students are planning to hold a protest to highlight a lack of affordable accommodation outside the newly built Amnis House student accommodation complex on the Western Road in Cork city.

Joe Leogue, in The Irish Examiner, reports:

UCC Students’ Union deputy president Kelly Coyle said the housing situation in Cork is at “breaking point”.

“The situation is at breaking point and students cannot take any more.”

Ms Coyle said the demonstration will focus on Amnis House in protest at the cost of rooms, ranging from €210 to €225 a week, in the student accommodation complex.

Students to protest over ‘breaking point’ rent levels (Joe Leogue, Irish Examiner)

Pic: Uninestudents

This morning.

Kyle Stree, Cork city.

A new pop-up café which will open tomorrow morning.

Via Karl Shane Dískín

From top: City Hall, Dublin; Cian O’Callaghan

Dublin looks set to miss out on the opportunity to have a directly elected Lord Mayor, in favour of Cork.

There have been calls for Dubliners to be able to choose a mayor who could make executive decisions about how the city is run.

The Irish Independent claims a report to be presented to Cabinet will recommend Cork is prioritised as a test case for a directly elected mayor.

Dublin to lose out to Cork for directly elected Lord Mayor (Irish Examiner)

Fingal County Council Councillor Cian O’Callaghan of The Social Democrats, writes:

These reports are baffling. There is a strong and urgent need for a directly elected Mayor in Dublin. Dublin is facing a major housing and homelessness crisis…

…coupled with a democratic deficit in local government where most power and decision making lies with the four unelected chief executives of the Dublin local authorities.

We need unified democratic leadership of local government in Dublin and this postponement will only further hinder the economic and social development of our capital city over the coming years.

There is no reason why a directly elected Mayor cannot be introduced to Cork and other major cities simultaneously.

This proposal is the latest attempt by the Department of Housing and Local Government to maintain centralised control over local government.


Pics; Social Democrats/Rollingnews